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GIR Live Frankfurt: EU seven years behind US on cybersecurity

GIR Live Frankfurt: EU seven years behind US on cybersecurity

November 14, 2019, GIR

While Europe has traditionally been the bastion of privacy rights it is still trailing behind the US in cybersecurity, a former DOJ deputy assistant attorney general has said.

Lawyers disappointed by lack of privilege reforms in German draft law

Lawyers disappointed by lack of privilege reforms in German draft law

November 12, 2019, GIR

German lawyers are concerned that a proposed German corporate criminal liability law does not go far enough in protecting attorney-client communications.

GIR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GIR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

November 06, 2019, GIR

Photos from GIR Live Frankfurt on 5 November 2019, chaired by Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Thomas Schürrle of Debevoise & Plimpton.

GIR Live: Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations

GIR Live: Argentine politics could change anti-graft investigations

November 04, 2019, GIR

Argentina’s high-profile Cuadernos graft scandal might change its course under a new government, lawyers said at a Latin Lawyer-GIR Live conference in São Paulo in October.

China’s laws can make cooperation with foreign investigations “impossible”

China’s laws can make cooperation with foreign investigations “impossible”

October 31, 2019, GIR

The combination of local state secret and data protection laws can make it impossible for companies in China to cooperate with investigations from foreign agencies.

EU blocking statute a “paper tiger”

EU blocking statute a “paper tiger”

October 29, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The protection from US extraterritorial laws that the EU’s blocking regulation affords European companies is still something of an enigma.

DOJ counterintelligence chief: “the facts fit” against Halkbank

DOJ counterintelligence chief: “the facts fit” against Halkbank

October 24, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

“They lied to OFAC, they lied to the Federal Reserve Board and they lied to US correspondent banks,” Jay Bratt said at GIR Live in Washington, DC on Thursday 24 October.

OFAC director: “Our jurisdiction is not limited to banks”

OFAC director: “Our jurisdiction is not limited to banks”

October 18, 2019, GIR

Andrea Gacki has reiterated OFAC’s determination to go after any company or individual that is found to be violating US sanctions.

Hong Kong SFC director: “we’re working on the difficult stuff”

Hong Kong SFC director: “we’re working on the difficult stuff”

October 15, 2019, GIR

The director of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission said the agency has posted record-high fines following tough scrutiny on conduct in initial public offerings.

SFO official: Brexit won’t stop law enforcement partners returning our calls

SFO official: Brexit won’t stop law enforcement partners returning our calls

October 15, 2019, GIR

The SFO says its cooperation with foreign prosecutors will not come to a halt when Britain leaves the EU.